Biodiversity

Biodiversity is the variety and variability of plants, animals, and ecosystems within an area. Value is placed on biological and population diversity, and also the health of these populations. Efforts to conserve biodiversity often consider biological and ecological protection from a systems level, working holistically to improve the health of an area.

Advocating a feasible EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030

The EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 has been published as one of the paths towards the EU Green Deal and the Global...

State of the World’s Forests 2020 virtual launch

The State of the World’s Forests 2020: Forests, Biodiversity and People (SOFO 2020), jointly prepared by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and United...

Red wood ant nest transplants to assist biological control in forests

In this study, the authors analysed red wood ant nest transplant data collected from forest biocontrol sites in southern Turkey to determine...
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Have your say on the new LIFE Programme

The European Commission has launched an online consultation to seek input on the future content and implementation of the Programme for the...

Pine processionary moths hybridisation in a Mediterranean complex area

Pine processionary moths, whose areas of distribution are in contact with western Turkey, are important defoliators in the Mediterranean basin. In this...

2020: A “Super Year” for forests

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has declared 2020 as a “super year” for nature. For many reasons, it needs to be. As...

PhD fellowships for early-stage researchers at CREAF

The Centre for Research in Ecology and Forestry Applications (CREAF) in Barcelona, Spain, offers PhD positions for young researchers of any nationality...

PEFC Spain develops a project aimed to improve the imperial eagle’s habitat

PEFC Spain visited El Castañar Estate, located in Mazarambroz, Toledo (Spain) to undertake the last steps to complete a project that aims...

BiodivERsA European Joint Call 2019-2020

BiodivERsA is the network programming and funding research on biodiversity and ecosystem services across European countries and territories. This platform is made...

Sowers after the fire: bird-mediated restoration in Mediterranean forests

Gardeners, ecosystem engineers and landscapers: fruit-eating birds are playing a fundamental role in protecting biodiversity and recovering vegetation in habitats affected by external disturbances,...

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Fungal diversity in sacred groves versus managed forests in Epirus, NW...

Sacred groves are associated with small mountain villages, outlying churches, icon stands or abandoned monasteries, and can be found throughout the region...

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